Obama White House showed ‘bad faith’ in global-warming case, judge rules

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Monday, May 9, 2016

The White House showed “bad faith” in how it handled an open records request for global warming data, a federal court ruled Monday, issuing yet another stinging rebuke to the administration for showing a lack of transparency.

For President Obama, who vowed to run the most transparent government in U.S. history, Judge Amit P. Mehta’s ruling granting legal discovery in an open records case — the third time this year a judge has ordered discovery — is an embarrassing black eye.

In this most recent case, the Competitive Enterprise Institute was trying to force the White House office of science and technology policy to release documents backing up Director John C. Holdren’s finding that global warming was making winters colder — a claim disputed by climate scientists.

Study Finds ‘No significant global precipitation change from 1850 to present’ – Published in Journal of Hydrology

By Paul Homewood





A paper recently published finds that there has been no significant global precipitation change from since 1850.



Precipitation measurements made at nearly 1000 stations located in 114 countries were studied. Each station had at least 100 years of observations resulting in a dataset comprising over 1½ million monthly precipitation amounts. Data for some stations extend back to the 1700s although most of the data exist for the period after 1850. The total annual precipitation was found if all monthly data in a given year were present. The percentage annual precipitation change relative to 1961–90 was plotted for 6 continents; as well as for stations at different latitudes and those experiencing low, moderate and high annual precipitation totals. The trends for precipitation change together with their 95% confidence intervals were found for various periods of time. Most trends exhibited no clear precipitation change. The global changes in precipitation over the Earth’s land mass excluding Antarctica relative to 1961–90 were estimated to be: −1.2 ± 1.7, 2.6 ± 2.5 and −5.4 ± 8.1% per century for the periods 1850–2000, 1900–2000 and 1950–2000, respectively. A change of 1% per century corresponds to a precipitation change of 0.09 mm/year.


The stations selected offer good global coverage:




The study is particularly critical of other studies which claim to have detected significant changes over he last few decades:


Three large studies have examined global precipitation records for decades in the last part of the 20th century (Li et al., 2014). The Climate Prediction Center produced 17 years of monthly analysis (Climate Merged Analysis of Precipitation or CMAP) based on precipitation observations using rain gauges, satellite estimates and numerical model outputs (Xie and Arkin, 1997). A second dataset obtained using similar methods was found by the Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) for the period 1979–2005 (Adler et al., 2003; Huffman et al., 2009). A third data reanalysis has been developed by the National Center for Environmental Prediction and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCEP/NCAR) (Kistler et al., 2001). The three datasets generate time series having significant differences (Li et al., 2014; Gu et al., 2007). For the period 1979–2008, the CMAP model shows a decreasing trend of 1 mm/year. In contrast, the GPCP trend shows a nearly flat trend of 0.1 mm/year while the NCEP/NCAR model shows an increasing trend of 3.5 mm/year.

These differences

Flashback: Say What? Moose threatened by climate change and causing it!? [ Note: Sounds like the problem will resolve itself!]

Say What? Norway‘s Moose threatened by climate change and causing it!? [ Note: Sounds like the problem will resolve itself!]

See contradictory articles below: 1) Climate change threatens Norway‘s moose (May 15, 2008 –
Aften Posten) versus 2) Norway‘s burping moose blamed for climate change – ‘more destructive to environment than cars’ (August 21, 2007 – Der Spiegel)

1) Climate change threatens Norway‘s moose (May 15, 2008 – Aften Posten) Excerpt: Climate change threatens Norway‘s moose – Already chased by hunters and often run down by cars and trains, the popular Norwegian moose now faces another threat: Global warming. Greenery that’s too mature can upset moose calves’ digestive systems, and hurt their chances of surviving their first winter. Researchers claim the moose population is threatened by higher temperatures in the spring and early summer that can upset their food supplies. “We’re not in any doubt,” Bernt Erik Sæther of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim told newspaper Aftenposten. “The moose is extremely vulnerable to climate changes. An especially warm spring and early summer can have immediate consequences on the mooses’ reproductive abilities.” That’s because warmer temperatures will lead to earlier sprouting of the greenery on which moose calves feed. If it sprouts early, it may be too dry and fibrous by June, when the calves are born and start to feed. That in turn will cause problems for the calves’ digestive systems and leave them too thin to survive their first winter. “They body weight is like a barometer for climate change,” Sæther said. Researchers had thought Norwegian animals would generally be well-equipped to handle a warmer climate, and even benefit from less snow and ice. Instead, the opposite is true. “We were very surprised by the findings, and that a warmer climate prompts large swings in the moose population,” Sæther said. “But all our analyses point in the same direction.” The research on the moose population, which in general has increased in recent years, is part of the Norwegian Research Council’s NORKLIMA program. http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article2424960.ece

2) Norway‘s burping moose blamed for climate change – ‘more destructive to environment than cars’ (August 21, 2007 – Der Spiegel)
Excerpt: Norway‘s Moose Population in Trouble for Belching. The poor old Scandinavian moose is now being blamed for climate change, with researchers in Norway claiming that a grown moose can …

Physicist Dr. Denis Rancourt reviews: ‘Climate Hustle is a solid, well crafted, & highly entertaining film’ – ‘Fast-paced, fun’

Hustle is a solid, well crafted, and highly entertaining documentary film that makes extensive use of authoritative sources. Namely, serious scientists who have substantively questioned the agenda-driven global warming bandwagon, and who are willing to say so publicly.

The film is a precious contemporary record of the politicization of establishment science, and also documents how conscientious scientists can come to dissent from a majority view, when too much is too much. The personal story of highly regarded climatologist Judith Curry is simply riveting in that regard, as are others.

The historical 1970s footage of “the coming ice age” frenzy and the depictions of the shrill current alarmists are priceless. And I love the interviewed writer’s explanation of the human psychology of alarmism.

Hustle is fast-paced, fun, and thought provoking throughout. The characters are wonderfully human.

The film does give the impression, which can also be detected in the scientific literature, that climate scientists will correct their over zealous departure from objectivity, but it’s not at all certain that the main culprits will be purged. In my opinion, the likely scenario is that the science will now go on its merry way and the US-regime global architects will implement what ever they can get away with in the cloud of publicity, institutional and diplomatic deception that they have created […

Warmist attends Climate Hustle screening: Observes the ‘crowd loves…the crowd chuckles…Folks laugh along’ – MY EVENING W/ CLIMATE HUSTLE, SARAH PALIN, & THEM’

Warmist David Shreve: There’s no sign over the door to the balcony theater showing this strange new manifesto. For a moment, my counter-paranoia gets the best of me and I think of how secretive this feels. The absence of the film from all the appropriate advertising spaces, the extra five dollar fee, the unmarked theater, the geese keeping guard. It’s almost like finding the Fight Club of willful ignorance and mindless conspiracy theories…

As this plays, more people pour in. I expect mostly angry middle class men but I’m wrong. The only constant quality of all the attendees is that they’re all white. Make of that what you will. A father with his teenage son sit at the end of my row. Then enter some husbands and wives, more fathers and sons…

Two muscle bound 20-somethings sit behind me and, I swear, they bump fists as one of them says, “Bro, I’m just so happy to see this many people here that care.”…

This audience is the most expressive I’ve sat with in a long, long time…

Throughout the movie, a smarmy actor randomly pops up in the bottom corner of the screen and pantomimes expressive over-reaction and the crowd loves this device. Some even applaud it…

Folks laugh along, even though the joke would suggest that Gore is an upward trending genius…

Morano surmises with unearned condescension before calling a dog into the near solid-black frame. The crowd chuckles at the crack without even bothering to observe that the dog is almost as dark as the screen behind him and virtually undetectable were it not for the wagging tale against the host’s arms. The nearly invisible dog, incidentally, is my favorite part of the movie…

It’s true and perhaps necessarily observed that people like Marc Morano — those people who either intentionally promote ignorance or at least knowingly involve themselves in imperative matters in which their voices do not belong — are not good people.